Head Equipment, Logistic & Facilities Manager - Ed Georgica
Birthplace - Richmond, British Columbia
Hometown - Vancouver, British Columbia
Citizenship - Canadian
Years with Whitecaps FC - 2011
Acquired - 2011
Ed Georgica, an East Vancouver native, began his 23 year career in professional sports with the BC Lions back in 1980. After the Grey Cup win in 1985, Georgica moved into hockey as the Equipment Assistant with the Vancouver Canucks for six years and then moved to the Ottawa Senators for their inaugural year as the Head Equipment Manager where he contributed in this role for over 10 years.
On the international stage, Georgica worked for Team Canada at the 1993 and 1996 World Championships resulting in a silver medal win. He was then selected to represent the world team in the 2000 NHL All Star game in Toronto. Georgica served four years on the executive board for the Society for Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (SPHEM), with one year in the role of President. In 2001, Georgica was the recipient of the Larry Ashley Award presented to the trainer that best exemplifies the character and commitment to excellence displayed by Ashley throughout his career.
In 2002, Georgica made a change from hockey and moved to back to the West Coast where he enjoyed sports consulting for two major motion movies and then pursued a business opportunity as a partner in a company that patented a unique technology for a compression garment. Five years later, a licensing deal was finalized with a global performance sports apparel leader and this technology is now global and in multiple products.
As Georgica steps into the role of Head Equipment, Logistic & Facilities Manager for Vancouver Whitecaps FC, he looks forward to the challenge that comes with crossing over to soccer and working with the franchise to support the team through a successful and high impact inaugural year.
Georgica¹s primary residence is on Vancouver Island in North Nanaimo with his wife, Deana and their four children: Jenessa, Sarah, Alex and Taylor.